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Verizon: Make Way for ViOS

Phil Harvey
News Analysis
Phil Harvey
10/23/2006
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First there was FiOS. Now, there's ViOS.

In an exclusive LRTV interview taping at Light Reading's Ethernet Expo on Monday, Verizon Enterprise Solutions 's VP of Advanced Data and IP Services, Tom Roche, let slip that his company is cooking up a new brand of fiber-based services for business called ViOS -- Verizon Integrated Optical Services.

Here's the video clip with Roche's fiber revelation: Verizon ViOS: Coming Soon.

"What ViOS will provide is a single infrastructure that allows connectivity to our converged packet access switch," Roche says. That access will allow Verizon to provide a number of business services over a managed fiber connection. And, for Verizon, it will build on the success and experience the company has gained since launching its residential fiber access service, FiOS, more than two years ago.

As in the consumer market, a straight fiber connection will give businesses a bandwidth boost. That can enable clearer calls, as well as more widespread use of Web conferencing tools and remote access software. More importantly, it will allow for all sorts of video-based business services that would push the limits of today's copper-based access technologies.

Roche didn't disclose any other details, at the insistence of his PR handlers. And he flubbed a word or two when talking of the timeframe, so we'll have to guess what he really meant. But we'll work to ferret out the details as they become available.

— Phil Harvey, News Editor, Light Reading

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12/5/2012 | 3:37:00 AM
re: Verizon: Make Way for ViOS
Look out Residential customers, Businesses passed is the next most important measure.

Slow roll residential until you get the neighborhood businesses.

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